Monday, March 2, 2015

Carly Fiorina is back... the news, this time running for the Republican nomination for president. (The GOP already has its token black guy, Dr. Ben Carson; I guess the party of white male Christians feels like it needs a woman too.)

Ms. Fiorina has been taking a lot of shots at Hillary Clinton lately, including these crowd-pleasers:

“Like Hillary Clinton, I too have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles around the globe. But unlike her, I have actually accomplished something. Mrs. Clinton, flying is an activity, not an accomplishment.

"Mrs. Clinton, please name an accomplishment . . . She does not know what leadership means."

Fair enough; before too long, Mrs. Clinton will have to defend her record and make a case for her candidacy.

But in the meantime, let's have a look at Ms. Fiorina's record. I've written about it so many times (click here, here and here for starters) that I'm almost getting tired of it. (Not really.)

But don't take my word for it; read what CNBC had to say in a piece titled "Worst American CEOs of All Time" (my emphasis):

A consummate self-promoter, Fiorina was busy pontificating on the lecture circuit and posing for magazine covers while her company floundered. She paid herself handsome bonuses and perks while laying off thousands of employees to cut costs. The merger Fiorina orchestrated with Compaq in 2002 was widely seen as a failure. She was ousted in 2005.

THE STAT: HP stock lost half its value during Fiorina’s tenure.

(Honestly, could you or I have done worse?) Ms. Fiorina, it's your turn: Name an accomplishment.